Even though morse code was removed as a requirement to obtain an Amateur Radio License in 2007, a well rounded Emergency Operator should know this simple, basic form of communicating.


You or the person at the other end may not be capable of speaking either due to equipment failure or personal injury.

It takes much less bandwidth and power to communicate with CW over voice, so when your minimal signal needs to go the furthest, CW is the answer.

Per Part 97, you can use CW on ANY frequency authorized by your license class.

Below are a few links to assist in learning â€‹morse code:

Please note that IS-100.c and IS-700.b are updated versions of the IS-100.b and IS-700.a courses. If you have successfully completed a previous version of these courses there is no FEMA requirement to take the revised versions of the courses. However, because these courses contain new information based on the revised NIMS, October 2017, you may find it informative to review the new versions of these courses.


Equipment Set-up Guides for Winlink Express and FlDigi

 In Order to receive credit and certificate for taking any of the FEMA On-Line Courses, You must have a FEMA SID (student identification number). If you do not currently have one, you can register for it by clicking the button above.

Updated October8, 2022

On-Line Learning Resources

National Response Framework, An Introduction



ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) (Revised June 25, 2018)

Introduction to the Incident Command System (Revised June 25, 2018)

Saline  County  ARES

Saline County Arkansas

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